Doctoral education opens doors to engaging and often unexpected pathways, with opportunities for significant public impact—an essential element of reinvesting in higher education as a public good. In this talk, Katina Rogers, author of Putting the Humanities PhD to Work: Thriving in and beyond the Classroom (Duke UP, 2020), will consider how building a university that is truly worth fighting for means thinking more expansively about what constitutes scholarly success—not only to support individual career pathways, but also to work toward greater equity and inclusion in the academy. Rogers will talk about her own pathway and her current work with the CUNY Graduate Center, including the Futures Initiative that aims to design new structures for higher education.
Participants are invited to explore these ideas further in a virtual coffee hour the following afternoon. Both activities are hosted by the CNY Humanities Corridor working group, “Humanities Beyond the Academy.” Ten copies of Rogers’ book will be given out by raffle at each event.
This event was published on March 1, 2021.